The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 496 472 421
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -51
Contract jobs citing SMTP 111 111 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 1.61% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 63
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £431
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £23.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £19.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 107 £398 +6.00% 55
South East +7 51 £398 -3.63% 20
London -15 37 £308 -21.15% 14
Berkshire +7 19 £398 - 7
Hampshire +1 16 £400 +6.55% 1
City of London +5 11 £275 -30.37% 3
Maidenhead - 10 £398 -
North West -15 8 £400 +88.23% 2
Surrey +5 7 £416 -5.39% 8
Hook -4 7 £400 +22.78%
Camberley -2 6 £416 -9.51% 1
Reading +8 5 - - 6
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £200 - 2
Aylesbury - 5 £200 -
East Midlands - 5 £400 -
East of England 0 4 - - 10
Northampton - 4 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £400 -
Chester +3 3 £400 +77.77%
Cheshire -10 3 £400 +77.77%
Oxfordshire -19 3 £275 -21.42%
Liverpool - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 £240 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 3
Manchester -10 2 - - 2
Southampton - 2 £525 -
Essex - 2 - - 4
Guildford +1 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -1 1 £275 -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 111 (57.22%) Windows
2 107 (55.15%) DNS
3 86 (44.33%) Firewall
4 82 (42.27%) Microsoft
5 74 (38.14%) Active Directory
6 70 (36.08%) VMware
7 67 (34.54%) Cisco
7 67 (34.54%) VPN
8 64 (32.99%) HTTP
9 63 (32.47%) WAN
10 59 (30.41%) LAN
10 59 (30.41%) SSL
11 55 (28.35%) TCP/IP
12 48 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (23.71%) Linux
13 46 (23.71%) SQL
14 44 (22.68%) SAN
15 42 (21.65%) ITIL
16 40 (20.62%) MS Exchange
17 38 (19.59%) CheckPoint
18 37 (19.07%) MPLS
18 37 (19.07%) Security Cleared
19 35 (18.04%) Citrix
20 34 (17.53%) Python
21 33 (17.01%) MS Excel
21 33 (17.01%) IIS
21 33 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
22 32 (16.49%) SNMP
23 29 (14.95%) MS Visio
23 29 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (20.62%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.01%) IIS
3 22 (11.34%) Apache
4 16 (8.25%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.67%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.67%) IBM Notes
6 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (4.64%) WebSphere
8 8 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.61%) GroupWise
10 6 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (2.58%) Lotus Domino
11 5 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (2.06%) Apache Solr
12 4 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (17.01%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.95%) MS Visio
3 13 (6.70%) MS Office
4 9 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.58%) SaaS
2 3 (1.55%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.55%) PaaS
3 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (55.15%) DNS
2 86 (44.33%) Firewall
3 67 (34.54%) VPN
4 64 (32.99%) HTTP
5 63 (32.47%) WAN
6 59 (30.41%) LAN
6 59 (30.41%) SSL
7 55 (28.35%) TCP/IP
8 44 (22.68%) SAN
9 37 (19.07%) MPLS
10 32 (16.49%) SNMP
11 27 (13.92%) FTP
11 27 (13.92%) Internet
12 26 (13.40%) DHCP
13 24 (12.37%) LDAP
14 21 (10.82%) Network Security
15 20 (10.31%) HTTPS
16 19 (9.79%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (8.76%) X.400
17 17 (8.76%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.73%) MySQL
3 12 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.61%) Big Data
5 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.58%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.06%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.03%) InfluxDB
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.03%) Sybase ASA
8 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Subversion
2 5 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.03%) NSubstitute
4 2 (1.03%) NCrunch
4 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.03%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.03%) Selenium
4 2 (1.03%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.03%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.03%) NUnit
5 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Military
3 12 (6.19%) Banking
4 8 (4.12%) Retail
5 7 (3.61%) Back Office
6 5 (2.58%) Law
7 3 (1.55%) Front Office
7 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (12.89%) Architect
2 22 (11.34%) Administrator
3 19 (9.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (8.25%) Analyst
5 15 (7.73%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (7.22%) Developer
7 11 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (4.64%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Field Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Consultant
11 7 (3.61%) Exchange Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (3.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.09%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.73%) Web Services
2 14 (7.22%) .NET
3 7 (3.61%) Ajax
4 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.58%) XML
4 5 (2.58%) Middleware
4 5 (2.58%) EDIFACT
4 5 (2.58%) JSON
4 5 (2.58%) WCF
5 4 (2.06%) CSS
5 4 (2.06%) HTML
6 3 (1.55%) JMS
6 3 (1.55%) EDI
6 3 (1.55%) SOAP
6 3 (1.55%) MAPI
7 2 (1.03%) OAuth
7 2 (1.03%) RESTful
7 2 (1.03%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (1.03%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.82%) Clustering
2 18 (9.28%) PKI
3 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.15%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.64%) Replication
6 7 (3.61%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.61%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.55%) CESG
8 3 (1.55%) Open Source
8 3 (1.55%) Statistics
9 2 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.03%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.52%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.52%) SecurID
10 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (57.22%) Windows
2 46 (23.71%) Linux
3 33 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (14.43%) UNIX
5 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (13.92%) Windows 7
6 19 (9.79%) Solaris
7 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.58%) Debian
9 4 (2.06%) CentOS
9 4 (2.06%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.65%) ITIL
2 28 (14.43%) Project Management
3 16 (8.25%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (7.73%) Service Management
4 15 (7.73%) Capacity Management
4 15 (7.73%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (5.67%) E-Discovery
5 11 (5.67%) Data Analytics
5 11 (5.67%) Analytics
5 11 (5.67%) Boundary Protection
6 10 (5.15%) Integration Testing
6 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.64%) Problem Management
7 9 (4.64%) DevOps
8 8 (4.12%) Network Design
8 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.61%) Process Management
9 7 (3.61%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.61%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.71%) SQL
2 34 (17.53%) Python
3 24 (12.37%) Perl
4 22 (11.34%) C
4 22 (11.34%) PowerShell
5 16 (8.25%) Shell Script
6 14 (7.22%) C++
7 11 (5.67%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.64%) C#
8 9 (4.64%) PHP
9 7 (3.61%) VBScript
10 6 (3.09%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.58%) Java
12 3 (1.55%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.55%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (1.03%) F#
13 2 (1.03%) Ruby
13 2 (1.03%) VB6
13 2 (1.03%) VBA
13 2 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (19.07%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (12.89%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.79%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (7.73%) Degree
6 14 (7.22%) MCITP
6 14 (7.22%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.67%) CCNA
8 10 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (4.12%) MCTS
9 8 (4.12%) CCNP
10 6 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (2.06%) RHCE
11 4 (2.06%) MCP
12 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.55%) VCAP
12 3 (1.55%) CCSE
13 2 (1.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.09%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 74 (38.14%) Active Directory
2 48 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.22%) Sendmail
4 13 (6.70%) vSphere
5 12 (6.19%) XenApp
6 11 (5.67%) Hyper-V
7 10 (5.15%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.12%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (4.12%) ISA Server
9 7 (3.61%) vCloud
10 6 (3.09%) Postfix
11 5 (2.58%) VMware ESX
11 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (2.58%) HDFS
12 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.06%) SpamAssassin
12 4 (2.06%) XenServer
12 4 (2.06%) NFS
13 3 (1.55%) Samba
13 3 (1.55%) qmail
Systems Management
1 15 (7.73%) MIMEsweeper
2 14 (7.22%) Nagios
3 11 (5.67%) MAILsweeper
4 10 (5.15%) Puppet
5 9 (4.64%) ARCserve
6 8 (4.12%) MOM
7 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.61%) SCOM
8 6 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.58%) Zenoss
9 5 (2.58%) Ansible
10 4 (2.06%) SELinux
10 4 (2.06%) HP SIM
11 3 (1.55%) OpenAM
11 3 (1.55%) Icinga
12 2 (1.03%) Kibana
12 2 (1.03%) logstash
12 2 (1.03%) Hyperic
12 2 (1.03%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 82 (42.27%) Microsoft
2 70 (36.08%) VMware
3 67 (34.54%) Cisco
4 38 (19.59%) CheckPoint
5 35 (18.04%) Citrix
6 27 (13.92%) Juniper
7 24 (12.37%) NetApp
8 23 (11.86%) HP
9 18 (9.28%) Oracle
10 14 (7.22%) Brocade
10 14 (7.22%) Dell
11 13 (6.70%) Clearswift
11 13 (6.70%) Blue Coat
12 12 (6.19%) F5
12 12 (6.19%) McAfee
12 12 (6.19%) CA
12 12 (6.19%) CommVault
12 12 (6.19%) Lotus
13 11 (5.67%) Websense
14 9 (4.64%) Sybase
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